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Arts & Creative Industries Subject Guide: Copyright

This is the subject guide for the School of Arts & Creative Industries

Copyright essentials

Copyright doesn't always sound like the most exciting thing to learn about, but it affects you in lots of ways, and it is important to know some of the basic facts.

  • Have a look at our Copyright Guidance LibGuide for an overview of the different areas, e.g. Copyright for personal study, Audiovisual copyright, Creative Commons licences.
  • For advice on copyright and intellectual property specific to the Creative Industries, take a look at the Own-It site from the University of the Arts, London.  This includes advice on making sure you can earn money from your ideas, and contains articles, podcasts and videos.
  • is another excellent site for advice on copyright for all kinds of users.  Have a look at the sections that have been written for Musicians, Filmmakers, Performers, Writers or Visual Artists, as well as the Topics on Education, and Research and Private Study.